High-End Storage AS18000G5

Inspur high-end storage AS18000G meets the core business needs of various sectors, such as finance, communications, government, energy, manufacturing, transportation, and education.

Key Features

Flexible data storage & Dynamic architecture

  1. Multi-controller PCIe switch loosely coupled architecture: Use PCIE switches for full interconnection, full modularity design, no single point of failure. Ensure continuous operation of business systems.
  2. The cache mirroring between controllers uses the daisy-chain method to avoid the loss of cache data in the controller cabinet due to the power failure.
  3. Support 16Gb 32Gb FC, 1Gb/10Gb ISCSI, FCOE, IB, NFS, CIFS and other data transmission protocols, compatible with many mainstream operating systems. Thus, achieve cross-operating system data storage and unified management.
  4. SAN + NAS: Block-level service and NAS service in the same storage system, simplifying the data center architecture, reducing operation and maintenance costs, and satisfying different business needs.
  5. Capacity expansion with business uninterrupted: Controllers can be deployed in different cabinets and can be expanded to a maximum of 48 controllers and 14,400 hard drives. Thus, prepare the customer for future upgrade and capacity expansion.

Continuous data protection and worry-free business operation

  1. Active-Active mode: Enable load balancing between controllers and high availability of the system. System availability reaches 99.99999%.
  2. Use data access frequency monitoring technology to analyze data priority and hotspots. Then, develop an automatic data tiering mechanism to improve the performance and response time of the key information.
  3. QoS controls and manages network resources by setting priorities. Thus, make sure sufficient storage resources for critical businesses. No license capacity.
  4. Local data protection solutions: clone, snapshot, backup. The combination can meet the needs of application testing, development, analysis, backup, etc. It effectively saves storage space and reduces investment costs. No license capacity.
  5. Intelligent thin-provisioning: Greatly improve storage utilization, reduce investment cost, plan storage space reasonably, and save power consumption and management expenses. No license capacity.
  6. Cache acceleration: Accelerate business performance through a dedicated PCIe NVMe SSD flash module. NVMe is inserted in the controller cabinet and does not affect the I/O of the expansion enclosure.
  7. Automatic tiering: By sampling application data I/O load, business data can be automatically migrated between disks with different performances. The migration process is transparent to applications and the migration granularity is less than 300MB.
  8. Multi-level disaster recovery: Support replication (sync, async, and async periodic), storage active-active, and three centers with two variants. Implement disaster recovery without interrupting business. Support remote replication between different products of the same vendor. Provide users with advanced data protection and disaster recovery capabilities, and prepare for future needs. No license capacity.

Modular design and user-friendly management experience

  1. Modular design for main components. Customers can choose according to the needs. Easy and convenient maintenance, upgrade and management.
  2. Complete performance resources and system monitoring/management methods. When the system is abnormal, the administrator can be notified in a timely manner through various methods such as LED alarms and emails.

Unified deployment and management. Support CLI, WEB and other user-friendly management interfaces.

Green and energy saving

  1. Energy-saving components, including processors, chipsets, fans, heat sinks. Help to improve system energy efficiency.
  2. MAID tries to spin down or power off “low-temperature” hard drives to decrease the total energy consumption by 1/3. Help to reduce related expenses and TCO.

Technical Specifications




Multi-controller PCIE interconnection (Active-Active), maximum support 48 controllers.


System cache supports up to 36TB.

NVMe L2 Cache

Maximum 614TB


Maximum 282PB


Maximum 15,000,000

Type of Hard Drive


Number of Hard Drive


Host Interface

Fibre Channel 4-768 (32/16Gb FC)

4-384 iSCSI (10/1Gb)

4-384 FCoE (10 Gbit/s)

4-384 IB (40/56 Gbit/s)

The system supports a maximum of 768 host interfaces.

Expansion Port

12Gb SAS3.0 expansion interface, the system supports a maximum of more than 18,432GB/s disk channel interface rate.

Expansion Enclosure

2U12, 2U24

RAID Level

0, 1, 1+0, 5, 5+0, 6, 60, 6-FR

Advanced Features

Storage active-active

Data snapshot

Local replication of data volumes

Auto thin-provisioning

Auto data tiering

Cache partitioning


Remote volume replication (sync / async)

Dynamic expansion of logical partitions

Advanced in-depth performance monitoring and management

SQL and Exchange Recovery

Multipath I/O


Windows, Linux, UNIX, Vmware, etc.

Working Environment

Temperature: 10~40℃ (operating)

Humidity: 20~80% (operating)